O Son of Man, thy name by choice

O Son of Man, thy name by choice

Author: George Macdonald
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1. O Son of Man! Thy name by choice,
Our hope, our joy, our life,
Make us like Thee, whose gentle voice
Was never heard in strife.

2. Holy and harmless, undefiled
On earth Thou went’st alone;
Cam’st from the depths of Heaven a child,
To make the lost Thine own.

3. To be a glory in our night,
And bring us from above
The way Heav’n’s children live, all bright
With self forgetting love.

4. In all things like Thy brethren made,
O teach us how to be
With meekness, gentleness arrayed
In all things like to Thee.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5335

Author: George Macdonald

Macdonald, George, LL.D., was born at Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Dec. 10, 1824, and educated at King's College, Aberdeen, where he graduated M.A., and from which he afterwards received the honorary degree of LL.D. For a brief time he studied for the Congregational ministry at Highbury College, London, and then became the Minister of the Congregational Church at Arundel, Sussex (1850-53). He afterwards preached for a short time to a small company at Manchester and Bolton. Relinquishing the ministry, he became Lecturer on English Literature at King's College, London, and ultimately gave himself up entirely to literary work. Dr. Macdonald has acquired a great reputation by means of his works of fiction, most of which were originally contributed to… Go to person page >

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Author: George Macdonald



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